Kunle Kalejaye 25 May 2016, Sweetcrude, Lagos – Top management staff members of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has commenced work at developing for the country a maritime sector road-map.
The road-map is aimed at providing a clear direction for the sector and engendering a conducive atmosphere for the growth and development of the industry.
At a recent retreat to draw the road-map, tagged “Repositioning NIMASA for the Sustainable Development of the Nigerian Maritime Sector”, Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, said the retreat was expected to develop strategies that would reposition NIMASA and indeed the maritime sector and draw a medium term growth strategy for the sector.
He highlighted five areas of critical importance for the management to include survey, inspection and certification transformation programme; security, emergency and search and rescue transformation programme as well as capacity building initiatives which entailed growing indigenous tonnage, ship building and human capacity.
Others are digital transformation strategy; and structural and cultural reforms, including changes to work ethic and attitude of staff as well as processes and procedures.